SMITH, Shannon. May 2, 1972 – July 2, 2012. Our dear Shannon passed away on July 2, 2012 after a two year battle with breast cancer. Shannon was a humorous, strong and courageous woman who maintained these qualities through the challenges of her illness. Shannon was a loving wife and mother to her husband Graham, her daughter Kylea and her son Adam. Shannon was also a devoted daughter to Hubert Smith, Margot Dixon and her husband Gord Phillips. She was a loving sister to her brother Derek Smith and his wife Andrea and a proud aunt to her nephew Cole. Shannon will be truly missed by all her aunts, uncles, cousins and her Grandmother Emma as well as all of Graham’s family. Shannon was a devoted teacher who began her career in Northern BC as a band and music teacher in the communities of Stewart and Hazelton. In 1999, Shannon came to the Fraser Cascade School District and taught in Silver Creek and Yale Schools. In 2000 Shannon came to C.E. Barry School where she taught band and over the years became a grade six teacher and school counselor. Shannon was very fond of her years of teaching and of her students over the years.
We would like to thank several people who supported Shannon in her battle. Thanks to Dr. Nanton, Dr. Wiggins, Dr. Hsu and Dr. Gurjal as well as the staff at the Murakami Clinic, Abbotsford Cancer Centre and Fraser Canyon Hospital. We would also like to thank Pastor Jeff Kuhn and Grace Baptist Church for all the support to our family during Shannon’s illness and following her passing as well as to everyone near and far who prayed for our family. A celebration of life was held for Shannon at Grace Baptist Church on July 5, 2012. If desired, please make donations to the BC Cancer Agency in Shannon’s memory.